Fatal calciphylaxis in two patients with giant cell arteritis

Clin Rheumatol. 2007 May;26(5):836-40. doi: 10.1007/s10067-006-0366-3. Epub 2006 Jul 27.


Two elderly female patients with fatal calciphylaxis, despite nearly normal renal functions, occurring during treatment for giant cell arteritis, are described. The possible mechanisms for this association are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Calciphylaxis / etiology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / complications*
  • Humans